Trump’s idea of executive power is big and getting bigger, and that’s his impeachment defense
Broad executive powers are a guiding light of Donald Trump’s presidency as he makes an assertion rarely heard from an American president: that he can do as he pleases. Now that approach faces its ultimate test as a foundation of Trump’s defense in his impeachment trial, namely that he has unrestrained authority.
Pompeo criticizes journalist who accused him of shouting at her; NPR defends its reporter
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine.
Sanders takes Iowa lead over Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden in NYT poll
Senator Bernie Sanders has jumped to the lead in Iowa over Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden, while support for Elizabeth Warren has slipped, according to a New York Times poll released on Saturday.
Biden makes electability pitch in New Hampshire
With just 10 days before the first voters get their say, former vice President Joe Biden used the backdrop of this blue-collar city that voted for Donald Trump in 2016 to make his pitch that he is the best candidate to defeat Trump.
‘Pettifogger’ and other impeachment trial words send people running to their dictionaries
Would you have the temerity to be a dilatory pettifogger? Merriam-Webster says the impeachment trial of President Trump is a “linguistic cornucopia” and it’s sent people running to their dictionaries.
Mike Bloomberg is running for president in a parallel campaign world. Here’s the story from Utah, not Iowa
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, reportedly the 9th richest person on the planet, is mounting a White House campaign unique in the history of the United States.
All the president’s sheriffs: How one law enforcement group became ardent Trump supporters
“We’ve got your back, Mr. President,” some sheriffs hollered at a White House event last year.
McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days
The Republican leader outlined the process in a four-page resolution that will be voted on as one of the first orders of business when senators convene Tuesday
With Trump impeachment trial approaching, defense and prosecutors dig in
Advocates for and against President Trump gave no ground Sunday on his Senate impeachment trial, disagreeing on whether a crime is required for his conviction and whether witnesses will be called.
Democrats seek more testimony, evidence for impeachment trial
With President Trump’s impeachment trial getting underway, Democrats are intensifying their demands for more testimony and documents that could add to the already voluminous evidence against him and bolster their case by shedding new light on several key questions.
For senators during Trump impeachment trial, there’s no escape — and no cellphones
No cellphones. No talking. No escape. That’s the reality during the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, which will begin each day with a proclamation: “All persons are commanded to keep silence, on pain of imprisonment.” After that, 100 senators will sit at their desks for hours on end to hear from House prosecutors, Trump’s defense team and possibly a series of witnesses.
Trump says Iranian general who was killed in drone strike said ‘bad things about our country’
President Trump gave a new justification for killing Qassem Soleimani, telling a gathering of Republican donors that the top Iranian general was “saying bad things about our country.”
Former US Rep. Collins gets over 2 years in insider trading case
Collins was sentenced on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and lying to law enforcement officials after admitting he helped his son dodge stock market loses.
Justices to consider whether electors are bound to popular vote winner
Supreme Court justices will hear arguments in April and should issue a decision by late June.
Trump to hold Manchester rally on eve of New Hampshire primary
The February 10th rally will be held in Manchester, but the exact location has not been determined.
Former state Republican Party committeewoman now serving jail sentence
Christine Cedrone, a Quincy lawyer who was indicted in 2018 while working for the Baker administration’s Department of Conservation and Recreation, pleaded guilty to charges of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from an elderly legal client.
Ground Game Analysis
Probably no one, not even Trump, is dreading the impeachment trial more than Amy Klobuchar
In the past month, Klobuchar has raised eyebrows as her poll numbers have risen. That momentum may stall if she has to stay in Washington, D.C., for a prolonged trial.
What She Said
Think a woman can’t win the White House? Elizabeth Warren would be happy to discuss.
Warren’s moves on the debate stage pointed to a singular message: Think a woman can’t be tough enough or mean enough to stand up to President Trump on a debate stage? Think again.
The Democratic presidential candidates will debate again tonight. Here are four things to watch
Tuesday night’s debate in Iowa will be the smallest, the whitest, and possibly the most important event of the 2020 campaign.